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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.224.5858

Suzanne C. Lacampagne

Partner

Suzanne C. Lacampagne is a partner of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn and member of the firm's environmental and natural resources practice team. Her practice focuses on representing corporate clients in hazardous waste cleanup actions, air and water permitting issues, and environmental management and compliance. Additionally, she represents companies in litigation involving cost recovery for Superfund cleanups and in state and federal government enforcement actions. Suzanne has also worked on several sites involving natural resource damage claims. She litigated and won recovery of 100 percent of cleanup costs in Oregon state court on behalf of an owner of contaminated property against a large oil company.

Previously, Suzanne worked as an environmental litigator with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where she litigated and settled a wide range of federal civil cases under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Prevention Act, and EPCRA.

Representative Experience

Assist a variety of clients in the due diligence of buying, selling, and foreclosing on real property and businesses that involve contaminated property, including reviewing and revising Phase I and II and other environmental reports, and reviewing, drafting, and negotiating terms and conditions in contracts, leases, purchase and sale agreements, and access agreements to minimize clients' environmental liability as buyers and sellers of businesses and real property.
Advised multinational pulp and paper, manufacturing, food processing, and investment companies on complex Clean Air Act issues, including global climate change, new source review requirements, new source performance standards, routine maintenance exemptions under the prevention of significant deterioration regulations, the national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants, determination of appropriate control technology, and odor-control regulation.
Advise food processing clients on complying with NPDES permitting requirements, permit transfer and modifications; defend clients in state and federal penalty and enforcement actions. Advise industry association on permit laws.
Defended numerous clients, including food processors, dry cleaners, a confined animal feeding operation, and sewer, recycling, manufacturing, chemical, energy, and property management companies, in Clean Water Act actions brought by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and citizen groups.
Represented seller of vacant contaminated property in cleanup and in litigation, obtaining 100 percent cost recovery for costs of cleaning up old service station site. Site was redeveloped into new service station.